Advocates for Children & Youth, Inc.

aka ACY   |   Baltimore, MD   |  www.acy.org

Mission

Advocates for Children and Youth (ACY) was organized in 1987 as an independent voice for the needs of Maryland children in the community and the media. ACY's vision is that all children in Maryland are healthy, safe, educated and economically secure. The mission of Advocates for Children & Youth is to identify problems, to promote policies and programs that improve results for Maryland children in measurable and meaningful ways, and to evaluate the effectiveness of programs and policies for the children and youth of Maryland.

Ruling year info

1988

Principal Officer

Ms. Jennifer Bevan-Dangel

Main address

1 North Charles Street Ste 2400

Baltimore, MD 21201 USA

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EIN

52-1555895

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (R05)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Maryland is now the wealthiest state in the country yet the well being of its children ranks 17th. ACY currently operates public policy programs in the areas of health, education, child welfare, juvenile justice, youth development and economic security. Each policy program monitors what is happening on the federal, state and local level. ACY works in partnership with other coalitions such as MD's Alliance for the Poor. In addition, ACY is the lead partner of the Maryland KIDS COUNT PartnershiACY then monitors their implementation in subsequent years.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Advocates for Children & Youth, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 1/31/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mitchell Mirviss

Venable

Mitchell Mirviss

Venable LLC

Anne Riley

JHU School of Public Health

Kathleen Beck

PNC Wealth Management

Arnold Lewis

William Paterson University

Danielle Prendergast

Public Policy Consultant

Matt Bay

The Shelter Group

Alice Burton

Burton Policy Consulting

Corryne Deliberto

Baltimore City Public Schools

Brooke Lierman

Bown, Goldstein & Levy

Kathleen McComiskey

Sylvan Learning

Marvin McKenstry, Jr.

Mayor's Office of Employment Development (Baltimore, City)

Dr. Lillian Norris Holmes

Community Volunteer

Lashea Webb

Job Opportunities Taskforce

Dr. Harriette Wimms

Psychologist

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No